Designer Rug Blog - Interior Design Inspiration

How to Pick the Best Rugs for Adjacent and Adjoining Rooms

Posted by Abid Ilahi on May 18, 2017 5:05:00 PM

Imagine you are leading guests on a tour of your home. As you walk from one room to the next do you see a consistent design aesthetic or do some rooms jump out because they have not yet been updated? If after this tour you decide to freshen the neglected rooms, where would you start? Many decorators start with the rug as it makes it easier to find complementary fabrics, paint colors and accessories. However, choosing a rug raises such questions as- how well matched do rugs in adjoining rooms have to be? Should you even try to match area rugs in adjoining rooms or should they all be different? Are there rules for how to coordinate different area rugs? how do you put oriental rugs in adjoining rooms? how to pick complementing designer rugs for one room? and how to have area rugs in adjoining living and dining rooms? I asked Jackie Ostrander, a highly sought after rug consultant to interior designers in Greenwich, Connecticut, Palm Beach and Naples, Florida to help me answer these questions. 

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Tags: oushak rug, Geometric Rugs, Best rugs, oriental rugs, Blue Rugs, aqua rugs, adjoining room rugs, floral rugs

Today's Client Has Different Expectations — Susan Zises Green

Posted by Justin Heitmann on Aug 1, 2016 8:00:00 PM

Interior Designer Spotlight with Susan Zises Green

Susan Zises Green Interior Design: Manhattan, Nantucket, Connecticut, Palm Beach, Southhampton

For almost 40 years Susan Zises Green has been delighting clients with her elegant taste for interior design. Susan has taken part in the Kips Bay Decorator Show House an amazing nine times, honored as one of House Beautiful America’s Top 100 Designers and has been featured in Architectural Digest, House BeautifulTraditional Home, The New York Times, Connecticut Cottages & Gardens and many others. The prestigious Franklin Report gives Susan a four star rating and quotes these three client comments and more: "Such a refined and elegant look, but amazingly comfortable and inviting." "I can always look to her for solid, tasteful design." "Susan is impervious to fashion, much to our delight."

Join me as Susan shares her thoughts around client expectations, types of designer rugs she uses, her use of florals, how gardening helps her interior design and much more...

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Tags: designer rugs, Nantucket, Susan Zises Green, Mario Buatta, Jamie Drake, Kips Bay Decorator Show House, Sister Parish, floral rugs, Antiques, Designer Spotlight, Brimfield Antique Flea Market, Page Dickey

Remembering Oscar de la Renta’s Stylish Interiors with Decorative Rugs

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Oct 28, 2014 11:02:00 AM

The interiors and decorative rugs in Oscar de la Renta’s many homes reflect the same classical elegance as his beautiful dresses cherished by women all over the world and favored by every American first lady from Jacqueline Kennedy to Michelle Obama. Vogue in their tribute to de la Renta, last week, noted that his elegant interiors seemed to be in a constant dialog with his runway fashions. de la Renta had a passion for patterns and colors and his urbane taste ranged from exotic Central Asian silk Ikat to intricate Elizabethan Palempore; from jewel-like Chinoiserie to stately Greek architectural motifs. Today we celebrate de la Renta’s most memorable interiors with decorative rugs.

Oscar and Annette de la Renta at their home in Connecticut in 2008.

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Tags: Oscar de la Renta, decorative rugs, Geometric Rugs, Aubusson Rugs, floral rugs, English Rugs

Mario Buatta Creates 7 Happy Palm Beach Interiors with Decorative Rugs

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Oct 23, 2014 1:51:00 AM

Mario Buatta can transform any dull space into a happy one by a deft pairing of pastel colors and decorative rugs in a way that makes a room come alive like a garden in spring. Buatta's artistry finds its fullest expression in Palm Beach where he has created memorable homes for celebrities and the society set. Today’s 7 interiors are among his happiest.

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Tags: needlepoint rugs, decorative rugs, Aubusson Rugs, Mario Buatta, Palm Beach Style, floral rugs

10 Decorating Risks You Need to Take with Floral Rugs

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Aug 7, 2014 12:26:00 AM

The most memorable interiors in history did not come about by playing it safe with colors, patterns, textures and scale.There is a fine line between faux pas and innovative style. With study and practice we can hone a fearless personal style. Today's 10 gorgeous interiors with floral rugs show how to take educated risks and the rewards that can come from them.

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Tags: Valentino Garavani, Aubusson Rugs, Jamie Drake, Kemble Interiors, floral rugs, Victoria Hagan, Orienal Rugs, Barbara Bush, Asia Baker

6 Decorating Tips: Needlepoint Rugs with Blue, Yellow, Green, Coral

Posted by Alexis McDermott on May 14, 2012 7:25:00 PM

1. Select a needlepoint rug in colors that will create the mood you desire.

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Tags: needlepoint rugs, Design Inspiration, Design Schemes, Blue Rugs, floral rugs

Bergdorf Goodman Fashions Point to Floral Rugs and Green Rugs Trend

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Apr 1, 2012 1:04:00 AM

Erdem's Arizona Print Dress. Bergdorf Goodman named Erdem Moralioğlu among the seven "Next Big Thing" fashion designers of 2012. Erdem is a star of London's fashion scene and has a fan base that includes Keira Knightly, Sara Jessica Parker and Ashley Olsen.

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Tags: Green Rugs, floral rugs

Floral Rugs That Allow Change of Looks And Colors Are Winners

Posted by Bill Barr on Aug 17, 2011 1:04:00 AM

"What people tend to forget is, that tastes change and time has a way of transforming how we feel... Styles trend in and out like fashion, and lets face it, we can simply grow bored with our surroundings". Bill Barr, Interior Designer, Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

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Tags: multicolor rugs, garden rugs, decorating tips, Traditional decorating scheme, Art Deco Decorating scheme, World traveller decorating scheme, Interior Designers, floral rugs, Bill Barr

Contemporary and Traditional Wool Rugs, Decorating Tips by Bill Barr

Posted by Abid Ilahi on May 20, 2011 2:03:00 AM

Interior Designer Bill Barr writes a stylish blog on Interior Design and has a deep understanding of decorating with both contemporary wool rugs and traditional wool rugs. I invited Bill to share his advice on decorating with rugs.

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Tags: decorative rugs, decorating tips, designer rug, Geometric Rugs, Interior Designers, oriental rugs, textured rugs, handspun yarn rugs, Blue and White Rugs, Rug Decorating Tips, how to decorate with needlepoint rugs, floral rugs, contemporary wool rugs, traditional wool rugs

The Best Floral Rugs Bring the Feeling of Royal Gardens Indoors

Posted by Abid Ilahi on May 3, 2011 4:00:00 AM

Imagine looking out of your window and seeing a lush summer garden all through the year.

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Tags: garden rugs, tree branches rugs, Savonile Oriental Rugs, needlepoint rugs, textured rugs, handspun yarn rugs, Blue Rugs, Bessarabian oriental rugs, aqua rugs, adjoining room rugs, floral rugs, statement rugs

Best Rugs Inspired by Spring Flowers in the Arnold Arboretum

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Apr 14, 2011 8:47:00 AM

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Tags: supporting rugs, designer rugs, needlepoint rugs, decorative rugs, high quality rugs, Geometric Rugs, Best rugs, oriental rugs, statement rug, adjoining room rugs, floral rugs

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